He said the couple, both in their 60s, couldn’t afford the $588.21 in back property taxes after medical issues caused Terry Fair to lose her job, leaving them with a single income to make ends meet.
News Story (Nebraska)
Lincoln Journal Star (NE)
January 19, 2019
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Tags: Housing: Mortgage, Tax Sales
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid of Nebraska
Legal Aid of Nebraska has filed a lawsuit in an effort to keep a Scottsbluff couple from losing their home of two decades over $588 in back property taxes.
Attorney Mike Meister of the Scottsbluff office, who represents Kevin and Terry Fair, said: “People need to pay their taxes, but we believe the process allowing the county to take the property of one person and transfer it to someone else that stands to make a substantial profit, is unjust.”